# Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (2006)
Electrically injected photonic crystal light emitters with spatially localized gain are explored with the goal of understanding the optical and electrical characteristics of these devices from theoretical and experimental ...

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• (1992)
A system was designed for fabricating uniform, hollow silica aerogel spheres of controlled size, thickness, and porosity that may be required for manufacture of cryogenic ICF (Inertial Confinement Fusion) Targets. The ...

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• (2009)
Multibeam interference lithography is investigated as a manufacturing technique for three-dimensional photonic crystal templates. In this research, optimization of the optical setup and the photoresist initiation system ...

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• (2015-01-16)
Since their commercialization by Sony two decades ago, Li-ion batteries have only experienced mild improvement in energy and power performance, which remains one of the main hurdles for their widespread implementation in ...

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• (2009)
Genetic algorithms are demonstrated as a technique to design an interference lithography experiment. A four-beam setup with beams originating in opposite hemispheres and linear polarizations is found to generate a structure ...

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• (2013-08-22)
Advance in nanotechnology has made a good understanding of high frequency phonon dominant, nanometer scale thermal transport a necessity. To study nanometer-scale thermal transport in three dimensions, three-dimensional ...

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• (2008)
A second dissertation topic involved exploring the field of nano-plasmonics, with a strong emphasis on sensing applications. Until recently, the development of this field has suffered from difficulties and high cost ...

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• (2015-01-21)
Surface plasmon resonances (SPRs) are coherent oscillations of electron density occurring at the interface of a metal and a dielectric, which generate an evanescent electric field that decays exponentially within ~100-200 ...

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• (2011-01-14)
The self-assembly of colloidal particles into larger structures is of interest both scientifically and technologically. The range of possible structures that may be formed by isotropically-interacting spherical particles ...

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• (1995)
Elevated-temperature crack growth behavior in a commercial Al$\sb2$O$\sb3$ and a hot-pressed 30 vol.% TiB$\sb2$-SiC composite was examined under tensile static loading (static fatigue) and tension-tension cyclic loading ...

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• (1995)
High temperature crack growth behavior in a commercial and a hot-pressed polycrystalline Al$\sb2$O$\sb3$ was examined under monotonic tensile loading (static fatigue) and under Mode-I tension-tension cyclic loading (cyclic ...

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• (2015-01-21)
Multifunctional sensing capability, ‘unusual’ formats with flexible/stretchable designs, rugged lightweight construction, and self-powered operation are desired attributes for electronics that directly interface with the ...

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• (2015-07-01)
The aim of my Ph. D. research is to develop drug-polyester nanoconjugates (NCs) as a novel translational polymeric drug delivery system that can successfully evade non-specific uptake by reticuloendothelial system (RES) ...

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• (1993)
Diamond films were deposited on various substrates by filament-assisted chemical vapor deposition (FACVD). Different experimental conditions were employed to determine the effects of parameters such as filament temperature, ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Anomaly detection is an important data mining task. Most existing methods treat anomalies as inconsistencies and spend the majority amount of time on modeling normal instances. A recently proposed, sampling-based approach ...

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• (2008)
Recently, a new class of B2 intermetallic compounds, e.g., YAg and YCu, were experimentally shown to have significant ductility comparable to face-centered cubic (fcc) Al, in contrast to other B2 materials like CuZn or ...

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• (2010-05-19)
The fabrication of flexible and transparent microplasma devices using plastic substrate has explored new avenues in plasma science and technology. A polymer-based replica molding process enables inexpensive and accurate ...

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• (2013-05-28)
Advancement in the semiconductor materials, mechanics and fabrication techniques enable the use of conventional wafer based electronics in unconventional ways via bio-integration. Tissue deformations as a vital sign are ...

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• (2006)
The first practical version of variable resolution fluctuation electron microscopy has been developed on the JEOL 2010F transmission electron microscope in the Center for Microanalysis of Materials, UIUC. This technique ...

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• (2002)
The results of post-anneal implantation also indicate that the degree of medium-range ordering depends on ion mass. More specifically, the degree of medium-range ordering increases with ion mass and energy. This has been ...

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